NewsOne Now Podcast: Trump To Launch Voter Fraud Probe, Sessions Confirmation Postponed, GOP Tries To Criminalize Peaceful Protests


Trump Turns Lie About Illegal Ballots Into Voter Fraud Probe

President Donald Trump will order a major investigation into his bogus charges of voter fraud and says the results of the investigation might mean strengthening voter procedures, better known as GOP-led voter suppression efforts.

The nation’s new President is holding on to his belief that anywhere from between three and five million illegal immigrants cast fraudulent ballots for Hillary Clinton.

During an ABC News exclusive interview, Trump doubled down on his belief that rampant voter fraud caused him to lose the popular vote. Despite his efforts to keep repeating the “alternative fact” until America believes him, Trump’s claims have been widely debunked by both Republicans and Democrats.

Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Confirmation Postponed

Efforts to stall the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. Attorney General appear to be working.

As a result of the protests against Sessions at various sites around the country and the massive Women’s March, the Sessions confirmation vote by a full committee has been postponed until next week.

Cornell W. Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, spoke with Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the ongoing attempt to derail the Sessions confirmation.

Could peaceful protests like the Women’s March held in Washington, D.C. and many other cities around the globe this past weekend become a crime?

In what looks like an all-out assault on First Amendment rights, Republican lawmakers in some states seem to be proposing that demonstrators could be criminally charged for their participation in peaceful protests.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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